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Google’s Top Lawyer Sees Voting, Immigration as Corporate Focus

May 20, 2021, 10:30 AM

Google Inc. General Counsel Halimah DeLaine Prado takes a hard look at the tech giant’s business goals and principles when weighing the risks of speaking out on social issues such as voting rights and immigration.

Google’s April decision to sign onto full-page newspaper ads against state efforts to restrict ballot access was anchored in the company’s commitment to build “universally accessible and usable” products, DeLaine Prado said in an interview with Bloomberg Industry Group’s Editor-in-Chief Cesca Antonelli.

“Google is deeply concerned about efforts to restrict voting at a local level,” DeLaine Prado said at the Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum.

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